Friday, June 10, 2011

Senators Follow Through: Rebuke Obama on tension with Israel

Oren Hatch announces the rebuke of Obama.  Senators Lieberman & Hatch began organizing this resolution right after Obama's Arab Spring & AIPAC speeches.

Senators Reaffirm Defensible Borders

U.S. senators proposed a resolution Thursday opposing any Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines. "It is contrary to United States policy and national security to have the borders of Israel return to the armistice lines that existed on June 4, 1967," read the text introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Joe Lieberman (Conn.-I).

The resolution enjoys the support of some 30 other senators...

"Boundaries that existed on June 4, 1967, placed Israel in a precarious military situation that threatened regional stability," Hatch said in a statement.

What Accounts for Israel's Popularity in Congress?  -Jeffrey Goldberg

How can you explain the reception Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received in Congress? The most powerful lobbies, over time, are those that lobby for causes that are already popular among the American people. Walter Russell Mead explains: "What Netanyahu demonstrated in Congress was not that he has the backing of the Israel Lobby. It was something much more important...he has the backing of the American people."
(Atlantic Monthly)

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